How Many Times, Am I Allowed To Fail My CDL (CLP) Written Test?

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iTruck2007's Comment
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Hey Guys,

I heard we're only Allowed to Fail the Written CDL (CLP) Test 3 times, A Year.

Has Anyone (Trucker) Maxed out on Re-Takes ?

Can You Re-Take it More than that ?

Is there a State that Allows More Re-Takes.

Does it Depend on If You Take it at School, or the DMV Yourself.

#2 If You Fail Once at (Company) Trucking School, Do They Send You Home? Or are You Allowed A Couple More Re-Takes?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Rob's Comment
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Don't get yourself worked up worrying about failing. If you use the High Road training program here I promise you that you will pass your first try, if you put effort into it. There are numerous threads here talking about the success they had with it. High Road CDL Training Program

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Turtle's Comment
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I can't speak for other company schools, but here at Prime we were allowed 2 chances per test per day. So for example:

If you take the air-brakes test and fail, you can retake the test right then & there. If you fail it again, no worries, just go back to the hotel and try 2 more times tomorrow. And so on...

As far as I know, there is no upper limit on how many times you can take the permit tests. At least I've never heard of one.

Like Rob said, study the High Road CDL Training Program and it'll be a cakewalk. The program is formatted in such a way that it really makes it easy to learn.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bill F.'s Comment
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If you use the High Road Training Program as suggested, you will be able to go into that test fully prepared with confidence you will pass. I cannot emphasize that enough. It is free and it is here and it works. Dedicate time to this program and have no worries...

iTruck2007's Comment
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Thanks Turtle, You think all Prime Schools allow as many as You Need? What Prime did You Go to? If You don't mind me Asking.

I can't speak for other company schools, but here at Prime we were allowed 2 chances per test per day. So for example:

If you take the air-brakes test and fail, you can retake the test right then & there. If you fail it again, no worries, just go back to the hotel and try 2 more times tomorrow. And so on...

As far as I know, there is no upper limit on how many times you can take the permit tests. At least I've never heard of one.

Like Rob said, study the High Road CDL Training Program and it'll be a cakewalk. The program is formatted in such a way that it really makes it easy to learn.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Turtle's Comment
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I went to Springfield, and at the time Missouri required us to get our permits at the MODMV.

Read My training diary to get a more in-depth recounting of the orientation process. There's a section in there about the CLP

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

G-Town's Comment
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ITruck are you using Trucking Truth's High Road CDL Training Program? If you diligently follow the curriculem I truely believe your results will be different than what you experienced up to this point.

Good luck.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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